5 Best Hearing Aids Of 2019: Which Is Best For You?

Here is a list of 5 best hearing aids in India that can be useful and beneficial for you in 2019. These are

  • Resound LiNX Quattro
  • Phonak Marvel
  • Widex Evoke
  • Starkey Livio AI
  • Oticon Opn S

Let’s discuss the features, functions, and technology of these hearing aids in brief:

Resound LiNX Quattro

Resound LiNX Quattro offers a really good sound, solid streaming, and amazing battery life. If you are going to buy these, concentrate on the rechargeable version. Let’s take a look at the specification of Resound LiNX Quattro

Battery Life

They provide an amazing 24 hours of use with 12 of those hours for streaming, no one till date has even come close to these figures. You can expect the usage of these from 4 to 7 days that’s too non-stop.

Direct Connectivity

By direct connectivity, we mean that the hearing aid can connect to the iPhone without any intermediary streamer. In Resound LiNX Quattro they redesign the wireless radio and antenna.

Connecting to Computer and other Devices

This hearing aid does not offer direct connectivity to computers, Bluetooth enabled TVs or any other Bluetooth enabled Bluetooth devices but they can connect to all these devices through one of their wireless accessories. You can connect the TV streamer to any audio device and it will stream the audio directly to your Resound LiNX Quattro hearing aids with a range of up 30 feet.

Disadvantages

The Quattro range includes only two models at two technology levels and both models are Reciever in Canal devices from which one is rechargeable and the other is powered with traditional hearing aid batteries. This means the choice is limited and it can be out of some people’s budget.  

Phonak Marvel

It is a pretty cool hearing aid with some amazing features and apps to go with it. This will eventually be a full range of hearing aids and will be available at four levels of technology. This means there will be a Marvel available for everyone no matter what style you like or what your budget is. Let’s discuss its features:

Battery Life

The battery life of Marvel is up to 16 hours with up to 4 hours of phone streaming and 4 hours of TV streaming. The 312 zinc-air may provide you 62 hours of use.

Direct Connectivity

The Marvel can basically connect to any audio device with Bluetooth through a direct connection without any streamer. And it also offers hands-free calls, you don’t have to touch your phone to answer any call, just press the button on your hearing aid to answer and end a call.

Connecting to Computers and other Devices

If your Marvel is connected to your phone and you also wanted to connect it to a computer or mac than firstly you must turn off the Bluetooth in your phone before you try to pair them with the computer because Marvel cannot connect to more than one device at a time.

Disadvantages

The Marvel is available only in two Reciever in Canal models right now from which one is rechargeable and one is powered by the traditional battery.

Widex Evoke

It is the latest Bluetooth enabled hearing aid model from Widex. On this platform, they made the first ever range of hearing aids to introduce machine learning capabilities. The machine learning feature is a direct connection or made for iPhone hearing aid.

Battery Life

These are non-rechargeable devices that use a traditional zinc-air battery and the battery life for the 312 zinc-air is between 5-7 days.

Direct Connectivity

Widex has pretty solid connectivity for iPhones. They can connect to the iPhones without any intermediary streamer. They will connect to Android phones through the use of the app.

Connecting Computers and other Devices

These hearing aids do not have any feature of direct connectivity to computers or Bluetooth enabled TVs or audio devices. But you can connect to all of these devices through any Widex wireless accessories.

Disadvantages

These hearing aids only come in one style that is Reciever in the Canal and is available in four levels of technology. There is also a rechargeable option in it but professionals advised to stay away from this because they had been problematic in the past.

Starkey Livio AI

Starkey has merged different technologies in this hearing aid to offer you far more than just a hearing aid. In starting of 2019 they announced that these aids will be upgraded to offer heart rate monitoring, alerts, and fall detection on top of its existing sensor set. It also offers a real-time translation of 27 languages by an accompanying app.

Battery Life

It is powered by traditional zinc-air batteries and the company also announced a lithium-ion rechargeable device will be introduced soon. With a zinc-air 312 RIC battery, you might get 4-7 days of backup and 7-11 days with a zinc-air 13 BTE.

Direct Connectivity

Starkey also offers pretty solid connectivity to iPhones. There might be some usual Bluetooth issues but they really are inescapable. These hearing aids can connect to the iPhones without any intermediary stream. And it can connect to any Android device through an app.

Connectivity to Computers and other Devices

You can connect these hearing aids to the computer or other devices only through the streaming device. Though this streamer will connect directly to the hearing aids thus you don’t need an intermediary streamer hanging around your neck.

Disadvantages

These are available in only two models that are Reciever in Canal and BTE model powered by traditional zinc-air batteries. The heart rate functionality will only be available on the receiver in canal devices and might be dependent on getting the sensor in the ear canal.

There is also  Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) working on bone conduction technology which is  surgically implanted to treat hearing devices. Hope, the article article uncover the latest hearing aids available in the market.

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